Á-kafr

Old Norse Dictionary - á-kafr

Meaning of Old Norse word "á-kafr" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

á-kafr
adj. [cp. A. S. caf, promptus, velox, and ‘á-’ intens., cp. af D. II.], vehement, fiery; á. bardagi, a hot fight, FmS. xi. 95: of whatever is at its highest point, þenna dag var veizlan (the banquet) allra áköfust, 331; vellan sem áköfust, Nj. 247: ardent, svá var ákaft um vináttu þeirra, at …, 151: neut. as adv., kalla ákaft á Bárð, to pray to B. fervently, Bárð. 169; ríða sem ákafast, to ride at a furious rate, Eg. 602; búast sem á., 86; en þeir er eptir Agli vóru sóttu ákaft, … pulled hard, 362.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅ-ᚴᛅᚠᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
adv.
adverb.
A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
intens.
intensive.
neut.
neuter.
S.
Saga.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bárð.
Bárðar Saga. (D. V.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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